MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
PoE is a powerful tool for industrial applications
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows devices to accept and transmit power through standard Ethernet cables. This allows the costs of investment and operation to be substantially reduced. Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group provides industrial-grade PoE switches which have been adopted around the world
Working towards a merger of ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061
A joint ISO/IEC technical committee is currently working towards a unified machinery safety standard to replace ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061. Meanwhile, the VDMA in Germany has proposed a file structure for component safety data that could help in merging the two existing standards.
Easier angle measurement in confined spaces
Variohm EuroSensor, the exclusive UK distributor for Contelec, discusses non-contacting angle sensors and their use in confined spaces.
Value-driven automation systems without sacrificing performance
This article explains how machine builders can create automation systems that are both fit for purpose and excellent value in terms of purchase price, running costs, return on investment and whole-life costs.